Julianne Moore On Playing Sarah Palin: 'I Was Flabbergasted'

March 2, 2012 By:
Julianne Moore On Playing Sarah Palin: 'I Was Flabbergasted'

Are you sure you don’t mean ‘flabberfudiated’?

Julianne Moore stars in the upcoming political movie Game Change, in which she portrays Sarah Palin during her run for Vice President back in 2008.

Moore appears on the March cover of More magazine, and in it, she opens up about taking on the role:

“I was flabbergasted,” Palin told the mag. “I felt the role was as far away from me as I could possibly go. Once I said yes, I went into a full-fledged panic, because I was like, I don’t know where to start.”

Julianne is a Democrat and therefore doesn’t agree with Palin’s politics, but she does say she finds Palin “extremely charismatic.”

“The movie makes the point that in politics, you need a star to win an election,” she says. “I find that very disheartening as a voter—and as an actor—because knowing what that system is, it’s not something I put a lot of stock in. Stardom is a quality, not a characteristic. At the end of the day, what we’re looking for as citizens is leadership, and often what the system gives us is entertainment. And that I find deeply disappointing.”

Enter Sarah Palin’s TLC reality show. Although with Obama appearing on Leno, Letterman, and Oprah, Democrats are just as guilty. What can you say? Democrat or Republican, one thing that unites people--we love to be entertained.

Despite that, Julianne says she wants to keep her kids away from the world of entertainment.

“They encourage young women, and some middle-aged women, to be interested in somebody else’s narrative rather than their own."

"I don’t want my daughter or her friends to be interested in Jessica Simpson; I want them to be interested in what’s happening in their own lives," Moore said her in magazine interview.